Out with the old….in with the new.
This is big news in local pageant circles.
Starting next year, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. will no longer hand out a Binibining Pilipinas-World title. It appears official that the new Philippine franchise holder of the Miss World Beauty Pageant is Fusion Excel International headed by Ms. Cory Quirino (left), its Ambassador in the Philippines.
Here’s the press release:
Following Presidential Director Paul and Doris Lee’s recent trip to the Miss World 2010 Pageant held on 30th October 2010, FE is proud to announce that FE has been appointed the Organizer of the 2011 Miss Malaysia/World together with Ms Cory Quirino (FE’s Ambassador in Philippines) who has been appointed Organizer of the 2011 Miss Philippines/World! Both FE and Cory would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Paul and Doris Lee for recommending and securing the rights to organise this prestigious beauty pageant in Malaysia and the Philippines.
The Miss World Pageant is the oldest major international beauty pageant having started in 1951 by Ms Julia’s husband, the late Eric Morley. The 1st Miss World event in 1951 welcomed a global audience greater than international events like the World Cup and the Olympics Games! In 2000, a massive 2.3 billion audience worldwide witnessed India retained the Miss World crown! The Miss World pageant is currently the largest beauty pageant in the world alongside with Donald Trump’s Miss Universe with the Miss World finals watched by over 1 billion television viewers around the world every year!
No MLM company in the world has ever been appointed to organise the Miss World events and it is a testimony to FE’s corporate and social standing for been chosen to do so. The Miss Malaysia/ World and Miss Philippine/ World events will not only further raise FE’s global branding and corporate standing but will also help to bring considerable awareness to FE’s “Hope For Children” Charity Program. In fact, all proceeds from sponsorships (after operational expenses) will be donated to underprivileged children in line with our Social Entrepreneur program.
In another happy announcement, Mrs Julia Morley, President of Miss World Organisation together with the Winner of the 2010 Miss World Pageant, Alexandria Mills (Miss USA), 1st Runner Up Emma Wareus (Miss Botswana) and 2nd Runner Up Adriana Vasini (Miss Venezuela) will be visiting FE’s Headquarter and attending our Achievers Recognition Dinner on 22nd January 2011! This is a great honour for both FE and for Malaysia as this is the 1st time in 23 years that a reigning Miss World visited our country and the 1st time ever that all top 3 Winners visited Malaysia! Our goal now is to groom a Miss Malaysia or a Miss Philippines to win the coveted Miss World crown! That will put FE on the global stage and be a dream comes true!
SEE YOU ALL AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD! AHOO! AHOO!! AHOO!!!
So what happens next?
For now, it is a given that Binibining Pilipinas 2011 will have only two (2) important titles – for Miss Universe and Miss International. And how does this development change the whole national pageant scenario? In a major major way, I reckon. Ladies will have three (3) big local competition to join and it will allow former winners to try their luck for Miss World.
Another question is…will Binibining Pilipinas add another title or upgrade a lesser known international tilt to the big league so as to insure a trio of winners? And will Cory Quirino fill in the shoes of Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and become the next beauty queen maker of the Philippines?
Let’s wait and see! 😉